There also seems to be a lot of "No, gun nuts, there is not going to be another revolution -- and even if there was, you wouldn't last 5 minutes" articles popping up. More than a few of these are coming from "our side" and pitched with a "look, it's time for a reality check you guys" approach.
Some of this is orchestrated FUD, of that I am certain. Then you have the people in any group or movement who just really enjoy being the wet blanket, the Negative Nancies who enjoy pouring cold water on the flame of enthusiasm. There's currently a thread of this sort going at the AK Files
, with a couple of people opining that the State is simply far too omnipotent to ever challenge. I wonder what motivates such people to even participate in forums like that? If you've already accepted the Borg argument, "resistance is futile," then why not just devote yourself to self-indulgence?
Some people don't grok that losing in an uphill struggle is not the worst possible outcome. "Later, how we burned in the camps..."